Baby on board: Specialist delivers passenger's newborn on plane

Baby on board: Specialist delivers passenger's newborn on plane

- A doctor has been hailed a hero after successfully delivering a baby on board a plane

- It was the first time the ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist had performed a delivery

- The airline applauded her work after the captain announced that a baby had just been born

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An ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist delivered a baby mid-flight when the mother went into unexpected labour. The doctor was on her way to a holiday in Vietnam with her husband when an announcement was made by flight staff requesting medical services.

Dr Alena Fedchenko thought it was a minor issue so she went to see what the problem was.

Baby on board: Specialist delivers passenger's newborn on plane

Source: Facebook/Alena.Fedchenko
Source: Facebook

Dr Alena Fedchenko did not realise that she was about to deliver a baby. According to News24, the specialist had never delivered a baby before but managed to remember the theory from medical school.

The Ukranian doctor reported the process was quick and smooth and the little boy was delivered within 20 minutes.

Passengers in the plane were none the wiser about what was taking place on their flight. It was only when the captain made an announcement that a boy had been born that everybody broke into applause.

The plane made an emergency stop in India so the mother and child could receive medical attention.

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The heroic doctor hopes that she can reconnect with the mother to find out how they are doing.

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